DEPUTY HEAD (Achievement and Standards), Sri Lanka

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The British School in ColomboSri Lanka

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Start date: from August 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: attractive compensation package
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Directors of the British School in Colombo (BSC) Sri Lanka, are seeking a new Deputy Head (Achievement and Standards) to join the Senior School, with effect from August 2019. This is a new post for the school.
The British School in Colombo is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders in regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory “Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced check”.
The British School in Colombo is a non-smoking school.


BSC was founded in 1994 and has a current population of 1400 students of 48 nationalities with 170 academic staff. BSC offers the English National Curriculum, with students entered for Cambridge IGCSE and A Levels.
The school is highly popular with waiting lists for students to join the school in most year groups. 
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B. Deputy Head (Achievement and Standards): RESPONSIBILITIES

The Deputy Head (Achievement and Standards) is responsible for developing world class learners. This will involve taking lead responsibility for data, standards and progress. The Deputy Head leads a group of experienced and well-qualified teachers to deliver an international educational experience for all senior school students. The Deputy Head reports directly to the Head of Senior School and works closely with two other Deputies to provide the leadership and management needed to ensure the success of the school in fulfilling its mission.

C. Deputy Head (Achievement and Standards) – PERSON SPECIFICATION

BSC is seeking to appoint a leading educationalist with the drive, energy, vision and dedication needed to lead the improvement of teaching and learning in this thriving, international school. The successful candidate will have outstanding professional skills and personal qualities, with a record of high performance. We will be seeking accreditation under the British Schools Overseas framework and familiarisation with BSO standards (or similar) would be a distinct advantage.


The initial contract offered to the successful candidate will be for two years, renewable thereafter by mutual agreement. The attractive compensation package will be commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.


Suitably qualified candidates should send to the Principal, Dr John Scarth, at  the following:

  • a letter of application (no more than two pages), briefly outlining why the candidate wishes to apply for this position, with a clear indication of their educational philosophy and approach to school leadership
  • a completed BSC Application Form
  • a recent and clear head-and-shoulders photograph

Closing date: Friday  15th February 2019

Video interviews will be arranged immediately with selected candidates with the final interviews arranged provisionally for the week beginning Monday 11th March. However, BSC reserves the right to appoint in advance of this schedule if possible.

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More about The British School in Colombo
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 18 years
Address: 63, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 11 532 93 29
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The British School in Colombo is one of the leading British schools in the subcontinent, and has an enviable reputation for providing high quality education in a caring, nurturing environment. Sri Lanka is coming out of a period of conflict and the s...